WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549  





Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 3, 2024



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Commission file number: 1-33741





(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)


(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

P. O. Box 224866, Dallas, Texas 75222-4866



(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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Trading Symbol

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Series A Common Stock, $0.01 par value


The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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Item 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

On June 3, 2024, DallasNews Corporation (the “Company”) received written notification (the “Notice”) from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) stating the Company no longer satisfies the minimum stockholders’ equity continued listing standard set forth under Section 5550(b)(1) of the Nasdaq Listing Rules. Nasdaq’s continued listing standards require the Company to maintain stockholders’ equity of at least $2.5 million. As of March 31, 2024, the Company’s stockholders’ equity was $1.7 million. The Notice also indicated that the Company does not meet the alternative standards for continued listing based on market value of listed securities or net income from continuing operations.

In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rules, the Company has 45 calendar days from the date of the Notice to submit to Nasdaq a plan to regain compliance. The Company intends to submit such a plan to Nasdaq within the required timeframe. If Nasdaq accepts the Company’s plan, then the Company may be granted a period of 180 days from the date of the Notice to regain compliance. If the plan is not accepted, the Company will have the opportunity to appeal the decision to a Nasdaq Hearings Panel per Nasdaq Listing Rule 5815(a). The Company’s Series A Common Stock currently remains listed on Nasdaq under the symbol “DALN”.

Forward-Looking Statements. Statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K concerning the Company’s expectations relating to its plan to regain compliance with Nasdaq continued listing standards are “forward-looking statements” as the term is defined under applicable federal securities laws. Words such as “anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,” “can,” “could,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “intend,” “expect,” “may,” “project,” “plan,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would” and their opposites and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in forward-looking statements. Such risks, trends and uncertainties are, in most instances, beyond the Company’s control, and include the Company’s ability to timely submit a plan to Nasdaq, the acceptance of such plan by Nasdaq and the Company’s ability to regain compliance with the continued listing standards of The Nasdaq Capital Market, as well as other risks described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and in the Company’s other public disclosures and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements, which are as of the date of this filing, are not updated to reflect events or circumstances after the date of the statement.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


Date: June 6, 2024








/s/ Catherine G. Collins




Catherine G. Collins




Chief Financial Officer